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Beginning Windows Phone App Development by Eugene Chuvyrov, Henry Lee

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C H A P T E R  12

Internationalization

With the latest release of Windows Phone OS, support has been added for 22 display languages, up from 5 in the first release of Windows Phone 7. Windows Phone devices now fully support the English, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, and Korea languages, among many others. This, of course, is wonderful news for Windows Phone developers—the greater the customer base, the more potential revenue and exposure for their applications. However, there is just one small gotcha when taking mobile application development to the world: the vast majority of non-English-speaking customers would like to use applications translated into their languages.

Thus, if your goal is to create an application that succeeds globally, you ...

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